Are Stock Returns Predictable? Rewarding Patient Investors & Powerful Binding Equilibriums
37 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2020
Date Written: September 20, 2019
Stock markets worldwide have rewarded patient investors, hence the common advice to ‘buy and hold’. Yet even with a large body of research over a prolonged period, proving this concept remains an onerous exercise for academics. We use Tobin’s Q and the dividend yield to build an equilibrium relationship for the US aggregate stock market using 119 years of data. The resulting VECM model supports practitioners making long-horizon predictions and provides powerful forecasting ability. Our work is directly applicable to UK price controls.
Keywords: stock market, expected returns, TMR, EMR, CAPM, WACC, predictability, valuation ratios, Tobin's Q, VECM, VAR, SVAR
JEL Classification: C32, C53, E44, G10, G14
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